Oklahoma Withholding Tax

What is Oklahoma Withholding Tax?

Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax.  The amount of withholding tax depends on employee’s income.  The Oklahoma state income tax is between 0.5%-5.25%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be similar to the state income tax range.

Employees do not need to take any action.  The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to Oklahoma Dept of Revenue.

How much is Oklahoma Withholding Tax?

Since Oklahoma withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s Oklahoma state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket.  The Oklahoma state income tax rate ranges from 0.5% to 5.25%.  The withholding tax should be within the state income tax rate range.

State Year  State Income Tax Rate Withholding Tax Rate
Oklahoma 2015 0.5%-5.25% 0.5%-5.25%

How to File Oklahoma Withholding Tax?

Employees do not need to do anything.

Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account with Oklahoma Department of Revenue.  Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue.  Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.

Oklahoma Withholding Tax Forms

Form Number Form Description
Form VA-4  Withholding Certificate (Uses IRS)
Form OW-9  Withholding Tax Return
Form WTH Withholding Tax Registration

How to Register for Oklahoma Withholding?

Businesses with employees will need to register for Oklahoma Withholding account. The easiest and fastest way to register for Withholding tax is online.

Click here to register for Oklahoma Withholding Tax.

When to File and Deadlines for Oklahoma Withholding Tax Return

Generally, Oklahoma Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Oklahoma Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.

Quarter Months Deadline
Q1 January - March April 30
Q2 April - June July 31
Q3 July - September October 31
Q4 October - December January 31

Oklahoma OK Withholding Tax Contacts and Address:

For more information or help on Oklahoma Withholding Tax, please use the contact information below

Website Oklahoma Tax Commission
Telephone 405-521-3160
Email otcmaster@tax.ok.gov
Address Oklahoma Tax Commission
2501 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City  OK 73194-0010

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